Well, the bad news is that Mum's amazing sewing machine has a funky spring in the bobbin case which means it is out of commission at the moment until a new part arrives. The good news is that the second hand overlocker I was given a while ago is also in getting a service so pretty soon I'll have an overlocker to use!!
Today I dragged out the Elna "Sew Fun" and had some fun.
I've finished off the mug rugs. I didn't use bias binding for the edges, they are far from perfect, but I have learnt a lot and the next ones I make will be better!
I DID make my own bias binding today, it was a proud moment filled with burned fingers... Ironing fabric makes it hot for some reason...
And the beautiful bias is now attached to a pair of sailor shorts for a friend.
They are waiting on buttons, as are the crabby pants I made for myself (still!)
I've also been dreaming up a laptop bag, and I've started making a prototype. I need to buy zippers and some sliders to make the strap adjustable.
I'm working on a zipper pocket on the back and one on the front side on the inside; an iPad size pocket and 2 smaller pockets on the back side of the lining; and a medium size pocket on the outside on the front.
The final product will be interfaced for strength and durability.
I'm knitting a beanie for my Dad, he's working FIFO, so high-vis clothing is just part of life... I couldn't resist when I found this wool!
And tonight, I've found that blogger has an app, making it even easier to post! Hopefully this will mean I will post more often.
Happy creating everyone!